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Hey I've found one pupae from my mealworm colony. How long does it hatch cause I already had it for about 1 week still not hatched.
 
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I use ciniamon oat meal for bedding in my mealworm colony is that okay cause they dont move much i just wanted to make sure because i was getting worried.Thanks alot.
Pat
 

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I use ciniamon oat meal for bedding in my mealworm colony is that okay cause they dont move much i just wanted to make sure because i was getting worried.Thanks alot.
Pat
I have never heard of any one using flavored oats before…
I would remove them and put them on plain oats (not instant I get 42 oz for $3).
As for them not moving are they about the size of the mealworm in the last picture? If they are then they are probably about to pupate.
 

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I am having trouble with my colony. I have had beetles for several weeks now but no eggs that i am aware of and no baby mealworms, also many of the beetles are dying. I use oatmeal to feed them and i put in carrots or potatos every few days, what am i doing wrong?
 
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It can take months too see the mealworms. I think it's 3-6 months and the mealworms are about 1/2 inch long? Someone correct me if I'm wrong, that's just what I've read.

They hatch out tiny!! And the eggs are about the size of a period at the end of a sentence.

If the beetles are dying then they have probably laid eggs and are done with their life cycle.
 
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I am having trouble with my colony. I have had beetles for several weeks now but no eggs that i am aware of and no baby mealworms, also many of the beetles are dying. I use oatmeal to feed them and i put in carrots or potatos every few days, what am i doing wrong?
Take a knife and scrape the top of the oats off in the darkest part of the tub and you should see some little mealies.

The beetles will die 4-8 weeks after they become beetles so I don’t think you are doing anything wrong its just there time to go :main_thumbsup:.



It can take months too see the mealworms. I think it's 3-6 months and the mealworms are about 1/2 inch long? Someone correct me if I'm wrong, that's just what I've read.

They hatch out tiny!! And the eggs are about the size of a period at the end of a sentence.

If the beetles are dying then they have probably laid eggs and are done with their life cycle.
It takes 3-4 months after they hatch to become pupa.

Yes the eggs are clear/white and are about the size of a period.
 

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ahhhh ok, i see

also, can you put super meal worms in with normal mealworms when they are at the beetle stage? I have a bunch of supers that are turning into pupae and i dont know if i need to make a separate colony?
 
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